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Grandkai Gets into Habit: The Sequel


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Goals: 
Fitness: Every morning when waking up do #5 Minute Flow, Workout 2-3 times a week with Startbodyweight Routine

Health: Eat an apple in the morning and as snack during work, drink atleast 1 liter of water a day

Skill: Continue my German & Juggling practice. 

 

Those are pretty much my goals for this challenge. Mostly the same as with the previous one, i only added #5 Minute Flow in the morning. I used to do them but i stopped doing them for some reason and i want to get back into it because i liked the results i got with it. 

People that have followed me with previous challenges will note there is no "Gaming Goal" because currently i'm having a burnout with gaming. I'm slowly getting out of it but i dont want to rush anything or set a goal to stress me out. When i feel like i completely lost my burnout i'll perhaps add a gaming goal again.

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Adding a few "Life" goals & tasks i want to complete at the end of the challenge before we start the challenge tomorrow:

 

Life Goals:

  • Cleaning the dishes after using them; i used to clean dishes and such using a pomodoro technique but lately i saw that i would skip a day or 2 because it wasnt a lot of stuff that had to be cleaned. So as you can imagine the stuff would pile up and i would end up cleaning everything on the weekend, which i hate. So i'm gonna clean my dishes within 15 minutes after using them. Also have it as a habit task on Habitica.
  • Tidy up before going to bed; a lot of times i would leave controllers/laptops and such around the room when i went to bed. And then wake up the next morning with a mess, so as part of my evening routine i added tidying up before i go read in bed. Also a task in Habitica.

 

Tasks for the challenge:

  • Throw away all old boxes of paper; i have a bunch of boxes of stuff i bought and kept being too lazy to throw them away. So for this challenge the task is to throw them ALL away.
  • Clean up Built-In closet; i have a built in closet where i have documents, cables, tools etc laying around. I want to make it more organized so everything has its place. Already did some stuff yesterday and organized it all in small boxes with labels. 
  • Tidy up Kitchen: Gonna change the layout a bit from the kitchen cabinets contents so everything is more efficient and easy. For example: i have all my spices in the top cabinet which makes it hard to find a certain spice, i also have supplements up there but hidden away i want to make these more visible and easier to grab.

 

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On 3/15/2019 at 1:11 PM, Grandkai_NL said:

People that have followed me with previous challenges will note there is no "Gaming Goal" because currently i'm having a burnout with gaming. I'm slowly getting out of it but i dont want to rush anything or set a goal to stress me out. When i feel like i completely lost my burnout i'll perhaps add a gaming goal again.

 

Sounds like you've replaced it with House Sorter, the new fun and exciting game of getting one's house in order. Now available in Actual Reality platforms. :) 

 

I remember seeing it in previous challenges but I don't recall what the 5-minute flow entails. Is that like Tai Chi or something totally different?

Manarelle the Level 55 Amazon Assassin

Gryffindarling and Sith Acolyte, somehow.

Challenges: 1-1011-2021-3031-4041-50, 51-60, Current

 

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4 hours ago, Manarelle said:

 

Sounds like you've replaced it with House Sorter, the new fun and exciting game of getting one's house in order. Now available in Actual Reality platforms. :) 

 

I remember seeing it in previous challenges but I don't recall what the 5-minute flow entails. Is that like Tai Chi or something totally different?

Yeah its a really fun game and its FREE!!!! 

But i really needed to change up the way i cleaned up, some days it went great and other it went terrible. And if i have the house cleaned up it gives me time to do focus better on working out & skill practices.

 

5 Minute flow is.....how do i explain again?....here's a video

 

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Week 1, Day 1

Had a good night shift and i already got everything pretty cleaned before i went to work and when i got home i cleaned up my dirty meal container. Through out the day i cleaned dishes when i used them and already feel the benefits.

Also got a decent workout in, was following the program pretty good UNTIL....... You say Run came on in my playlist. That song gets me so HYPED & ENERGIZED!!! so i skipped the rest and just circuited through the rest of the workout. I knew about the song for a while but i only really started watching it about a week ago.

 

Did my German practice & Juggling (started juggling with 3 balls) and have loads of time to relax and clean up parts of my apartment. 

 

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Week 1, Day 2 & 3

On day 2 i got my Duolingo & Juggling in, making small progress. And started playing the Division 2, its not bad so far. Have to get used a bit.

 

Day 3 i was really tired. This is my first night shift week again in shift work (alternating between night, afternoon & morning shifts every week) and i felt really tired, i didnt want to sleep before work but i knew if i didnt i would be really freaking tired half-way through the shift. So i slept 90 minutes but man did i feel better after that. 

Didnt do a workout because i cut into my thumb at work and i needs to heal a bit more before i do anything with it (a little bit of force on it hurts, but a lot less than when i cut in it).

Also had to vote and that with the sleep and tiredness made me forget to do my Duolingo & Juggling.

 

But something i thought was funny: with nightshifts it feels like my mind is always working to stay awake and i was thinking about stuff to do with my twitch stream (taking a break right now to figure out when & how to stream) and also the next challenge :D where i might go back to the gym and im excited about that

 

Well anyway...day 2 was good, Day 3 wasnt as good. 

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On 3/22/2019 at 2:41 PM, Manarelle said:

Och, that transition is always rough; self-care is the way to go there. Hope today was/ is less tiring (although I think they say the second day after loss of sleep is worse). 

The days through the week became less tiring. Near the end of the week i felt 100% and now the night shifts are over :D i think next time the night shift is gonna be easier.

 

On 3/22/2019 at 7:41 PM, Akura said:

 

You can still do squats or go for a run!

indeed...i could have done those. But i did nothing...but i got the bandaid off my cut and its almost healed so upcoming week its back to action. 

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Week 1, Day 4 till 7

Near the end of the week the night shifts became less tiring. But with me being tired i also felt not energy towards any Skill practice :( i have a tendacy to stop doing anything if i'm hurt/tired. Not great. But my thumb cut is almost completely healed. 

I have been doing my LIFE Goals, cleaning dishes after being used and cleaning before sleeping so thats already something good.

 

Upcoming week i only have 2,5 days of work so more time to clean up and have more focus on my goals!

 

 

I was watching The Lego Movie 2 yesterday and one song is stuck in my head....the lyrics of the song literally go: this song is gonna get stuck in your head

And it did!

 

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Week 2 Review

So not a whole lot of posting here....

Last week i got 3 workouts in, but did a set less. My mind has been going more into the next challenge and going back into the gym instead of focusing on the bodyweight workouts i'm doing right now. I've been looking at a good program to do when i go back and it is making me lose focus on the current workouts. 
So i'll probably be looking at a gym upcoming week and go for a visit. 

 

Still eating an apple in the morning & during work, so no changes there :) and enough water :D 

Skill practice's isnt going as well. I am noticing with the less focus on workouts i'm also losing focus on doing the skill practices & am instead gaming more. 

 

Life Goals (cleaning dishes after use & clean up before bed): these are going AWESOME!!! my apartment feels so clean every single moment. I'm really glad i started this.

Tasks: Had the last few days free and i thought: yeah im gonna clean up everything nice and easy during those days.....NOPE!!! did nothing for it. Even tho its easy to do. Well still have 2 weeks to clean a bunch of stuff up. 

 


So yeah week 2 went...eh. 

 

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8 hours ago, Grandkai_NL said:

So yeah week 2 went...eh. 

 

Win some, lose some. Good insight on the link between workouts and skills practice, though. DO you tihnk one is a trigger for the other, per se, or just overall level of dedication at any given time?

Manarelle the Level 55 Amazon Assassin

Gryffindarling and Sith Acolyte, somehow.

Challenges: 1-1011-2021-3031-4041-50, 51-60, Current

 

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